Program Guide
Dental Hygiene
Associate in Applied Science

This program guide lists the current requirements for this degree. See bottom of page for a link to previous versions of this program guide.
Health Sciences Division
Office:
Curtice-Mott Complex CM2313
Phone:
(810) 762-0317
 

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The program prepares the student to provide preventive dental hygiene care in dental offices, clinics, and educational or health care institutions. Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) work as part of the dental health team to provide preventive health care for each patient. Responsibilities include oral health screenings, initial treatment appointments and maintenance appointments, nutritional counseling, fluoride, sealant application, and radiographic techniques. H.S. preparation should include biology and chemistry. Courses in physics and geometry are highly recommended.

 
 

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL   60611-2678.  The Commission's web address is www.ada.org/117.aspx

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY/PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Successful completion of the following requirements is required for eligibility.  Eligible applicants must meet with the Dental Hygiene Program coordinator to have their name placed on the waiting list.

1.  Be admitted to Mott Community College and declare intent to enter the dental hygiene program.

2.  Demonstrate College level reading comprehension on the ACCUPLACER placement test within the last 5 years, OR a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT within the last 5 years.  A satisfactory grade in RDNG 030 or ENGL 100 within the last 5 years will also meet this requirement.

3.  Submit verification of 8 hours of observation of a dental hygienist.

4.  Provide high school transcript or G.E.D. and any related college transfer transcripts.

5.  Complete 2 of the following four science courses: BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 156, and CHEM 112 with a 2.5 or better in the last five years.  All four science classes must be completed prior to beginning the program.

6.  Pre-program students must maintain a minimum overall college GPA of 2.8.  In General Education, Occupational Specialty and Related courses, students must have a minimum of 2.0 in each course.

7.  All transfer credits must be from an accredited institution.

8.  Submit a Supplemental Application for Health Careers to Health Science when eligibility is complete.

9.  Must have an acceptable criminal background check by July 1st, for the purpose of identifying any student who could not continue in the program due to a felony conviction (within the last 15 years) or misdemeanor conviction (within the last 1, 3, 5 or 10 years) in accordance with State statutes and laws.  Students will be required to have an additional criminal background check at the time of application for licensure as required by the board of Dentistry.  The cost of the criminal background check is the responsibility of the student.

10.  Submit a current CPR card.  The card must be either the BLS Health Care Provider (American Heart Association) or the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross).

 
 

Occupational Specialty Courses

 
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    BIOL-151  Human Anatomy and Physiology I   
    BIOL-151L  Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   
    BIOL-152  Human Anatomy and Physiology II   
    BIOL-152L  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab   
    BIOL-156  Microbiology   
    BIOL-156L  Microbiology Lab   
    CHEM-112  Fundamentals of Organic & Biochemistry   
    CHEM-112L  Fundamentals of Organic/Biochemistry Lab   
    CHEM-112Q  Fundamentals of Organic/Biochem Quiz   
    DHYG-102  Aspects of Infection & Hazard Control in Dentistry   
    DHYG-112  General and Oral Pathology   
    DHYG-113  Oral Radiology   
    DHYG-114  Oral Radiography Lab   
    DHYG-115  Head, Neck, and Oral Anatomy Lecture   
    DHYG-116  Head, Neck and Oral Anatomy Lab   
    DHYG-118  Oral Embryology & Histology   
    DHYG-120  Oral Disease Prevention   
    DHYG-121  Dental Hygiene I   
    DHYG-121L  Dental Hygiene I Lab   
    DHYG-122  Dental Hygiene II   
    DHYG-122C  Dental Hygiene II Clinic   
    DHYG-127  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Dentistry   
    DHYG-130  Dental Materials for Dental Hygiene   
    DHYG-130L  Dental Materials for Dental Hygiene Lab   
    DHYG-180  Pain Management   
    DHYG-180L  Pain Management Lab   
    DHYG-203  Oral Radiographic Interpretation   
    DHYG-220  Nutrition   
    DHYG-221  Dental Hygiene III   
    DHYG-221C  Dental Hygiene III Clinic  12   
    DHYG-224  Dental Hygiene IV   
    DHYG-224C  Dental Hygiene IV Clinical  12   
    DHYG-225  Dental Pharmacology   
    DHYG-231  Community Dental Health   
    DHYG-240  Periodontics   
Group Total  67 101  
 

Related Requirement Courses

 
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      Program does not specify Related Requirement Courses for degree completion     
Group Total  0 0  
 

Recommended Elective Courses

 
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    DHYG-250  Review for National Dental Hygiene Boards   
Group Total  2 2  
 

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

 


English Composition (3 credits)

 
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    ENGL-101  English Composition I   
  or  ENGL-103  Composition for Technical Fields I   


Humanities (3 credits)

 
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    COMM-131  Fundamentals of Public Speaking   


Social Science (3 credits)

 
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    PSYC-281  General Psychology   


Mathematics (3-4 credits)

 
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      Students must demonstrate math competency by successful completion of a 100 level or higher Mathematics course with a 2.0 grade or better;  3-4  3-4 
      OR by recommendation to take MATH 130 or higher on the MCC Placement Test;     
      OR by scoring 25 or better on the math portion of the ACT.     


Additional General Education Credits to Fulfill General Education Requirements

 
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    ENGL-102  English Composition II   
  or  ENGL-104  Composition for Technical Fields II   
    SOCY-191  Introductory Sociology   
Group Total  18 18  
     
    Credit
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      PROGRAM TOTAL: 87 121  
   
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